In the belief that art is vital to the human spirit, we are committed to cultivating, promoting and encouraging artistic expression by providing art and fine craft education opportunities in a unique environment of beauty and creativity.
ESSA is dedicated to instilling the passion and power of art and fine craft in all of us.
What We DoEureka Springs School of the Arts brings together people with mixed backgrounds, ages, and nationalities to work with their hands in a supporting and encouraging way, welcoming all regardless of their talents, skills and interests.
We offer over 100 workshops each year in woodworking, blacksmithing, welding, ceramics, jewelry making, leatherworking, painting, drawing and much more. Workshops range from 1 to 5 days and are open to anyone age 18 and up, of all skill levels. ESSA also offers family programming and over 30 free public events each year, as well as two major annual fundraising events.